New Release: Flypaper DVD and Blu-ray

Release Date: Nov. 22, 2011
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: IFC

FlypaperMcDreamy Patrick Dempsey gets in the way of a bank robber in the heist comedy Flypaper, an independent film that had the briefest of releases in theaters.

Dempsey (TV’s Grey’s Anatomy) stars as Tripp, a nervous customer who has a crush on beautiful bank teller Kaitlin (Ashley Judd, Dolphin Tale). He gets the opportunity to impress her when the bank is hit by two different gangs of bank robbers at the same time, a high-tech trio planning to break into the vault and a pair of dumb hicks who think knocking off ATMs is a big score. A sticky situation indeed!

When the bank’s security system locks everyone inside, Tripp, Kaitlin and the other customers and employees are hostages. But when people begin mysteriously dying, the group begins to wonder whether there’s someone else in the bank up to no good.

Flypaper Blu-ray boxThe crime film was directed by Rob Minkoff (The Forbidden Kingdom, Stuart Little and The Lion King) and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the comedy team behind The Hangover and The Change-Up.

Flypaper also stars Octavia Spencer (The Help), Jeffrey Tambor (Win Win), Mekhi Phifer (TV’s Lie to Me) and Tim Blake Nelson (Saint John of Las Vegas).

Despite the stars, the movie got a pretty dismal reception during its brief run in theaters. Una LaMarche of the New York Observer said about Flypaper, “You know there’s something wrong with a comedy when you’d rather see the main characters killed off than live happily every after.” Ouch!

Overall, the film got an 18% approval from critics, according to Rotten Tomatoes, with audiences raising that to 43%.

From the trailer, the movie looks like it could be a decent couple of hours of entertainment, but trailers can be deceiving. Check it out:


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.